RB Leipzig bear mark of Zinedine Zidane’s World Cup frustration
The 2006 World Cup may live long in the memory for Zinedine Zidane’s hero-to-zero antics in the final, but the former France international also left a lasting mark on the tournament in the group stage.
Unable to contain his frustration at his side conceding a late equaliser in their second fixture to draw 1-1 with South Korea in Leipzig – Les Bleus‘ second successive stalemate in Group G – the playmaker took his anger out on the dressing room door at the Red Bull Arena after being substituted off in the dying seconds of the game.
When Zizou left his mark 💫
12 years ago today in Leipzig, Zinédine #Zidane kicked our changing room door in anger after France’s 1-1 draw with South Korea at the 2006 World Cup.
The resulting dent can still be seen today 👀 pic.twitter.com/vbJ51Iichr
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) 18 June 2018
Such was the force of his stomp that the dents made by his studs are still visible at the stadium to this day, and the club have even highlighted it with a golden frame, accompanied by the words “A souvenir from Z”.